Saturday, June 28, 2008

I'm Still Alive

I haven't posted most of the month of June - I've just been lazy. I still don't seem to have much to say - but I'm working on it. I'll have a post tomorrow - hopefully some photos to add. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Why I Love Summer in South Florida

I love summer in South Florida because of the rainy season storms. The clouds are magnificent both in the morning and in the afternoon. I definitely don't want hurricanes to come, and summer in South Florida coincides with hurricane season - that part I don't like. But the clouds are beautiful, the afternoon storms sometimes intense, but not damaging. We rarely get tornadoes or wind damage - just a good old fashioned thunder storm about once a day in the afternoon/evening. I love to be inside my house when we get these storms - it feels so cozy and safe. When we get thunderstorms at night, that is best. Snug in bed I can hear the rain on the roof.

Now I don't like TOO much wind and I don't want SO much lightning that the power goes off - because then we have no A/C and THAT is AWFUL in the summer down here. So - just the right amount of rain and clouds and thunder - and I'm happy - not to mention the beautiful and majestic clouds.

Here is what I saw this morning on the way to work - the clouds were out over the ocean, towering up into the sky:
I'm facing east in the morning, but in the afternoon, the clouds begin to come from the west, from over the hot and steamy Everglades: